The Crucibles Essay

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The Crucibles The crucibles is like desperation, lies, and hopelessness. Arthur Miller uses Rebecca Nurse to shows us that she is the clear martyr in the play, the most pure and saintly character hanged for witchery. Rebecca Nurse in the Crucibles uses integrity has always been scarce in society. In today’s world and as shown in The Crucible, honesty is unappreciated and the truthful are punished. While this brings fear to all of Salem, one character stands by her beliefs until the death. She refuses to stoop down to the level of liars, backstabbers, and thieves in a time of uncertainty and corruption. Rebecca Nurse is an honest woman motivated by her faith in Christ. Rebecca was an esteemed member of the community. The general opinion of her character was so high that to explain how anyone dared cry her out for a witch - and more, how adults could bring themselves to lay hands on her. She simply shows the greed and selfishness of the people of Salem. Rebecca is one that is accused of being a witch in those days if someone accused of being a witch had to go to court and prove that you were not. However if you do not confess to killing and not kill you had to say you had signed the devil’s book and you were very sorry and so they could not kill. Nevertheless Rebecca became accused to be a witch but she didn’t said that she signed the devils book she just stand up and said the true even when she knows that she can be kill. Rebecca always due what is right. While other characters lied to save their skins after being accused, Rebecca Nurse was honest and brave because of her faith in Christ. After Governor Danforth asked Rebecca if she would confess herself to witchcraft, she replied, “Why it is a lie, it is a lie; how may I damn myself? I cannot, I cannot.” (140) Her honesty sends her to certain death, but also to the kingdom of Heaven. Rebecca sees that life on

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